Tuesday night at the Boy Scouts after the Court of Honor ceremony, snacks were being served. From across the room, the tray of dry cookies choked on sight–but wait: a tiered pyramid of Hershey’s milk chocolate bars—my favorite!! I love milk chocolate! I threaded my way through the crowd, acting polite and feigning interest in […]
Note: this post originally published on http://thegangmagazine.com/ Bronnie Ware worked in end-of-life care for the elderly. Her patients were those who had come home to die. She was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. She had many special moments with them; and when she asked them about […]
You want to talk spiritual truths? It’s not that complicated. Jesus said everything flows from two major principles: (continued)
That person who stands at the crosswalk repeatedly pressing the chirping button to cross the street; and the crosswalk button that responds with benign neglect.
Why do we who have accomplished so little struggle with getting advice from a coach or mentor, when those who accomplish so much counsel regularly with a coach, a mentor, a board of advisors? why do we chisel ourselves out of wisdom? Why do we not invest in ourselves?
A young teen i know is reluctantly taking guitar lessons; he mopes along and neglects to apply himself. Maybe guitar isn’t his thing, I don’t know—but I wish to encourage him, because for me, the guitar has been a loyal, lifelong friend—and even during two long, lonely decades of neglect when i didn’t touch the […]
According to Alice Schroeder’s book, The Snowball, Warren Buffett addressed some students who asked him about his greatest success and his greatest failure. Buffett replied: “When you get to my age, you’ll really measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you. I know […]
“It’s very important,” said Buffett, “always to live your life by an inner scorecard, not an outer scorecard.” What does that mean? Buffett illustrated this by asking: “Would you prefer to be considered the best lover in the world and know privately that you’re the worst—or would you prefer to know privately that you’re the […]
Christ stood next to the condemned adulteress and said to the mob, “Let he who is without sin be the first to cast a stone”. A disciple complained, “Oh Jesus, you always get to go first!”
Motivate: to provide someone with a motive for doing something. The first step to making something happen is wanting to make it happen. Motivation is a primary building block for achievement. Some say education is more important. Education is important, but we have many educated people who are not acting upon their education. They […]